Q&A Blog

Have a question that involves one of Vintage Archery products or how our products will benefit your quest for increased FOC, EFOC or UEFOC? If you do and do not find a answer to your question on these pages drop us a line. We will do our best to help.

We get calls and email questions almost daily and we do our best to answer them all. We find a lot of these discussions could be of benefit to others so we decided to create this blog. If one person has a question others probably have the same question or could get some benefit from the dialog.

This is not a open forum. Questions should be related to Vintage Archery products, how to best use them, and how they will benefit your arrow and hunting experience. We do wish to encourage those developing a new arrow or trying to improve their present set-up to seek out answers to their questions, and we will respond with an answer. If we feel it necessary we will seek answers from experts more qualified to answer. If you have experience in the topic, join in and help answer the questions.

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Q&A on FLETCHING

  • Broadheads for a 65#Longbow for Deer and Elk I would like to try your broadheads on an efoc arrow setup and am wondering about your recommendation. I am shooting a 65lb longbow. I hunt mule deer and elk in Utah, and would love to go on a moose hunt. ...
  • Straight Fletching vs. Helical I have really enjoyed your arrow tuning instructions on EFOC & UFOC arrows by Troy Breeding. Also the attached presentation from Dr. Ed Ashby is a great addition. For a long time, I have been a big fan of heavy broadheads ...

Q&A on FOOTINGS

  • Footings and Tuning a MeatHead to 70#Bowtech BTX I am trying to build my arrows and tips using the High FOC school of thought taught by Ashby. I had some questions about products I should purchase that will work with my shafts. I will be shooting a 70lb ...
  • Broadheads for a 65#Longbow for Deer and Elk I would like to try your broadheads on an efoc arrow setup and am wondering about your recommendation. I am shooting a 65lb longbow. I hunt mule deer and elk in Utah, and would love to go on a moose hunt. ...
  • Matching Point weight to Arrow Shaft Hi, I wanted to try your broadheads after reading David Petersen’s book “Going Trad” I am not quite sure what broadhead and adapter combo I need though.  I currently found a carbon express maxima hunter 450 arrow with 300 spine at 32 ...
  • 225 TuffHead with Victory VAP I am currently looking for a new single bevel broadhead and the 225gr Tuffhead caught my attention.  It looks like a great design, with phenomenal mechanical advantage, but having never seen one in person I have a few questions.  First ...
  • Adding a Footing Question Hi I would like to add footing to my arrow for two reasons . Increase spine and strengthen weak area on shaft.  I was just wandering does the footing need to be overhanging end of arrow rest or can the ...
  • What about a Lighter Stronger Adapter-Insert? Your 11/32 Glue on adapter and insert combo” ïs a brass adapter? Is there a way to get this type glue on adapter and insert combo in a stronger metal like your stainless steel or titanium metals? The challenge for some ...

Q&A on POINTS

  • A Discussion of the Tanto Tip A discussion happened on Tradgang.com on the TuffHead and the Tanto tip. You may find it interesting and informative. http://tradgang.com/noncgi/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=150936
  • Broadheads for a 65#Longbow for Deer and Elk I would like to try your broadheads on an efoc arrow setup and am wondering about your recommendation. I am shooting a 65lb longbow. I hunt mule deer and elk in Utah, and would love to go on a moose hunt. ...
  • Point Weight for Deer and Hogs Say I shoot traditional tackle,  Hill Style longbows in the low 50# weights.  From what I gather these bows appear to like heavy arrows. What broadhead to you recommend for harvesting deer and hog size quarry? Thanks & Regards, Jim M, Houston, TX ———— Jim….all ...
  • New Trad Archer Arrow/Broadhead Combination Question I am new to archery, having purchased a 45# Bear Grizzly. I live in Iowa and after years of chasing whitetails during our black powder season want to hunt the bow season. I thought I had a pretty good set up, ...
  • Water Buffalo FMJ shafts and Tuffheads What are your thoughts on the Full Metal Jacket Dangerous Game arrow and the HIT attachment system. I switched from Grizzly Stiks recently, which I like,  but the accuracy I am getting from FMJs is impressive, but I’m sure you ...
  • Holding an Edge – Which is Best? Do the carbon “Meatheads” hold an edge as good as the SS Tuffheads? Several guys have told me carbon steel can’t be beat,but I’m thinking the grade of SS you use in your Tuffheads would make them hold the best ...
  • Flight Characteristics of Different Blade Profiles Hi Joe, I have thoroughly enjoyed and appreciate how much work Ed has done in this field. I am just curious if you or Ed has done any testing on the flight characteristics of different blade profiles for single edge BH

Q&A on SHAFTS

  • Tapering Wood Shafts to Reach EFOC I’ve been shooting a hickory longbow with poplar arrows. I matched them to grainweight about 675 grains with both 125 standard glue on field points of the two blade Zwickey broadheads. Unfortunately my entire setup was stolen from my vehicle ...
  • Broadheads for a 65#Longbow for Deer and Elk I would like to try your broadheads on an efoc arrow setup and am wondering about your recommendation. I am shooting a 65lb longbow. I hunt mule deer and elk in Utah, and would love to go on a moose hunt. ...
  • 225 TuffHead with Victory VAP I am currently looking for a new single bevel broadhead and the 225gr Tuffhead caught my attention.  It looks like a great design, with phenomenal mechanical advantage, but having never seen one in person I have a few questions.  First ...
  • New Arrow on 55# Bow I am a brand new hunter looking to get into hunting elk in the backcountry. I have decided to shoot a traditional bow (recurve). I came across Dr. Ashby’s articles regarding FOC, and I’m willing to jump in head first. Clearly, I’m ...
  • Water Buffalo FMJ shafts and Tuffheads What are your thoughts on the Full Metal Jacket Dangerous Game arrow and the HIT attachment system. I switched from Grizzly Stiks recently, which I like,  but the accuracy I am getting from FMJs is impressive, but I’m sure you ...

Q&A on SHARPENING

  • A Discussion of the Tanto Tip A discussion happened on Tradgang.com on the TuffHead and the Tanto tip. You may find it interesting and informative. http://tradgang.com/noncgi/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=150936
  • Holding an Edge – Which is Best? Do the carbon “Meatheads” hold an edge as good as the SS Tuffheads? Several guys have told me carbon steel can’t be beat,but I’m thinking the grade of SS you use in your Tuffheads would make them hold the best ...

Q&A on TUNING

  • Footings and Tuning a MeatHead to 70#Bowtech BTX I am trying to build my arrows and tips using the High FOC school of thought taught by Ashby. I had some questions about products I should purchase that will work with my shafts. I will be shooting a 70lb ...
  • Broadheads for a 65#Longbow for Deer and Elk I would like to try your broadheads on an efoc arrow setup and am wondering about your recommendation. I am shooting a 65lb longbow. I hunt mule deer and elk in Utah, and would love to go on a moose hunt. ...
  • Matching Point weight to Arrow Shaft Hi, I wanted to try your broadheads after reading David Petersen’s book “Going Trad” I am not quite sure what broadhead and adapter combo I need though.  I currently found a carbon express maxima hunter 450 arrow with 300 spine at 32 ...
  • Point Weight for Deer and Hogs Say I shoot traditional tackle,  Hill Style longbows in the low 50# weights.  From what I gather these bows appear to like heavy arrows. What broadhead to you recommend for harvesting deer and hog size quarry? Thanks & Regards, Jim M, Houston, TX ———— Jim….all ...
  • Seeking UEFOC with a 50-55# Bow Are guys having luck with the Maxima Reds in lighter weight bows? I shoot 50#@27″ cut close to center. I like to shoot an arrow between 28.5 and 29.5″. I’d like to build some ufoc arrows between 550 and 600 ...
  • New Trad Archer Arrow/Broadhead Combination Question I am new to archery, having purchased a 45# Bear Grizzly. I live in Iowa and after years of chasing whitetails during our black powder season want to hunt the bow season. I thought I had a pretty good set up, ...
  • New Arrow on 55# Bow I am a brand new hunter looking to get into hunting elk in the backcountry. I have decided to shoot a traditional bow (recurve). I came across Dr. Ashby’s articles regarding FOC, and I’m willing to jump in head first. Clearly, I’m ...
  • Arrow flight during the bareshaft tuning My question is in regards to arrow flight during the bareshaft tuning process. I have been experimenting with a new bow and have noticed that although my arrows impact correctly and where I aim at 20 yards, the arrow tail seems to whip left in ...
  • Adding a Footing Question Hi I would like to add footing to my arrow for two reasons . Increase spine and strengthen weak area on shaft.  I was just wandering does the footing need to be overhanging end of arrow rest or can the ...
  • 70# Compound and FOC Arrows I used to hunt with a recurve but do to time constraints. I have switched back to my compound. Do you have any information on adding weight to compound arrows and flight patterns. Can I use the same principle I ...

Q&A on OTHER TOPICS

  • Tapering Wood Shafts to Reach EFOC I’ve been shooting a hickory longbow with poplar arrows. I matched them to grainweight about 675 grains with both 125 standard glue on field points of the two blade Zwickey broadheads. Unfortunately my entire setup was stolen from my vehicle ...
  • Footings and Tuning a MeatHead to 70#Bowtech BTX I am trying to build my arrows and tips using the High FOC school of thought taught by Ashby. I had some questions about products I should purchase that will work with my shafts. I will be shooting a 70lb ...
  • A Discussion of the Tanto Tip A discussion happened on Tradgang.com on the TuffHead and the Tanto tip. You may find it interesting and informative. http://tradgang.com/noncgi/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=150936
  • Broadheads for a 65#Longbow for Deer and Elk I would like to try your broadheads on an efoc arrow setup and am wondering about your recommendation. I am shooting a 65lb longbow. I hunt mule deer and elk in Utah, and would love to go on a moose hunt. ...
  • Matching Point weight to Arrow Shaft Hi, I wanted to try your broadheads after reading David Petersen’s book “Going Trad” I am not quite sure what broadhead and adapter combo I need though.  I currently found a carbon express maxima hunter 450 arrow with 300 spine at 32 ...
  • 225 TuffHead with Victory VAP I am currently looking for a new single bevel broadhead and the 225gr Tuffhead caught my attention.  It looks like a great design, with phenomenal mechanical advantage, but having never seen one in person I have a few questions.  First ...
  • Point Weight for Deer and Hogs Say I shoot traditional tackle,  Hill Style longbows in the low 50# weights.  From what I gather these bows appear to like heavy arrows. What broadhead to you recommend for harvesting deer and hog size quarry? Thanks & Regards, Jim M, Houston, TX ———— Jim….all ...
  • Seeking UEFOC with a 50-55# Bow Are guys having luck with the Maxima Reds in lighter weight bows? I shoot 50#@27″ cut close to center. I like to shoot an arrow between 28.5 and 29.5″. I’d like to build some ufoc arrows between 550 and 600 ...
  • New Trad Archer Arrow/Broadhead Combination Question I am new to archery, having purchased a 45# Bear Grizzly. I live in Iowa and after years of chasing whitetails during our black powder season want to hunt the bow season. I thought I had a pretty good set up, ...
  • New Arrow on 55# Bow I am a brand new hunter looking to get into hunting elk in the backcountry. I have decided to shoot a traditional bow (recurve). I came across Dr. Ashby’s articles regarding FOC, and I’m willing to jump in head first. Clearly, I’m ...

 

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